Horse Breeds
American Quarter Horse
The American Quarter Horse is one of the most popular horse breeds today. It is the first all-American breed, used in rodeos, horse shows, general riding, work activities, and urban mounted police units. The breed’s even temperament makes it an ideal horse for new riders.
 
Thoroughbred
An extremely athletic and energetic horse that is considered the fastest horse in the world. They dominate the horse racing industry. They are also a popular breed for horse jumping, dressage, and cross-country. These horses can be a lot to handle because they have so much energy. Therefore, they are not recommended for beginners
 
Pinto
Pinto is not a breed, rather it refers to specific coloring. Pintos can be found in four different breeds: Stock (Quarter Horse conformation), Hunter (warm blood conformation), Pleasure (Arabian or Morgan conformation), and Saddle (Saddlebred or Hackney conformation). There are two different types of coats on Pintos, tobiano (white horse with large patches of color) and overo (colored horse with uneven white marks). These horses vary in size and temperament based on the type of pinto.
 
Friesian
A large horse with a gentle disposition. They have great versatility and are easy to train. Therefore, they are popular carriage and dressage horses, appear in circus shows and other performance events, and in the film and entertainment industry.
 
Cleveland Bay
A docile, multi-talented horse commonly used today in dressage, general riding, hunting, and work activities. They are rather large horses averaging a weight of about 1,450 pounds which makes them great work and hunting horses. Also known as the “Bay” horse.
 
Arabian Horse
Small and with delicate features, Arabians are one of the oldest horse breeds known to man. They excel in all sports despite their lack of size, 800-1000 pounds, but dominate in endurance riding. Arabian horses are quite intelligent and affectionate towards their owners and are considered good horses for beginners.
 
Appaloosa
Native American horses that are one of the most popular horse breeds in the United States today. This horse is known for its spotted coat which can appear in five different patterns: blanket, snowflake, leopard, marble, and frost. They are the only horses with vertically striped hooves.
 
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Quarter
Thoroughbred
Pinto
Friesian
Cleveland
Bay
Arabian
Appaloosa
American Quarter Horse
Height: 16.5 hands or 66 inches (measured to the point of their withers)
Weight: 1075 lbs
Body type: Stout, compact
Thoroughbred Horse
Height: 17 hands or 68 inches
Weight: 1000 lbs
Body type: Long neck, long legs
Pinto Horse
Height: 16 or 64 inches
Weight: 1050 lbs
Body type: Varies
Fresian Horse
Height: 17 hands or 68 inches
Weight: 1450 lbs
Body type: Overall large horse
Cleveland Bay
Height: 16.2 hands or 65 inches
Weight: 1450 lbs
Body type: Wide with a short back
Arabian Horse
Height: 15 hands or 60 inches
Weight: 950 lbs
Body type: Small and slender.
Appaloosa
Height: 16 hands or 64 inches
Weight: 1250 lbs
Body type: Varies.
American Quarter Horse
Height: 16.5 hands or 66 inches (measured to the point of their withers)
Weight: 1075 lbs
Body type: Stout, compact

Thoroughbred Horse
Height: 17 hands or 68 inches
Weight: 1000 lbs
Body type: Long neck, long legs

Pinto Horse
Height: 16 or 64 inches
Weight: 1050 lbs
Body type: Varies

Friesian Horse
Height: 17 hands or 68 inches
Weight: 1450 lbs
Body type: Overall large horse

Cleveland Bay
Height: 16.2 hands or 65 inches
Weight: 1450 lbs
Body type: Wide with a short back

Arabian Horse
Height: 15 hands or 60 inches
Weight: 950 lbs
Body type: Small and slender.

Appaloosa
Height: 16 hands or 64 inches
Weight: 1250 lbs
Body type: Varies.
 
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